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14    Mining—Queensland—Sand Mining on North Stradbroke Island

Senator Lindgren amended general business notice of motion no. 1051 by leave and, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved—That the Senate—

    (a)   notes that:

                  (i)   the Queensland Government’s North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability Bill 2015 will phase-out sand mining by 2019,

                 (ii)   there is a commitment from the North Stradbroke Island community to address future gaps and challenges by utilising mining forward estimate contributions that could be injected into supporting the local economy,

                (iii)   a strategy of ecotourism cannot replace the economic disadvantage that will befall the unprepared community, and

                (iv)   the Australian Workers’ Union has labelled the phase-out of sand mining on the island by 2019 as ‘a kick in the guts’ for hundreds of workers living on the island and in the bayside communities; and

    (b)   calls on the Queensland Government to extend the mining lease to be compatible with the Council of Australian Governments ‘Closing the Gap’ agenda.

Statement by leave : Senator Waters, by leave, made a statement relating to the motion.

Question put.

The Senate divided—

AYES, 29

Senators—

Abetz

Fawcett

Madigan

Ruston

Back

Fierravanti-Wells

McGrath

Ryan

Bernardi

Fifield

McKenzie

Seselja

Birmingham

Heffernan

Nash

Sinodinos

Bushby (Teller)

Johnston

O’Sullivan

Smith

Canavan

Lindgren

Payne

Wang

Cash

Macdonald

Reynolds

Williams

Edwards

 

 

 

NOES, 31

Senators—

Brown

Hanson-Young

McEwen (Teller)

Siewert

Bullock

Ketter

McKim

Simms

Cameron

Lambie

McLucas

Singh

Collins

Lazarus

Moore

Sterle

Conroy

Lines

O’Neill

Waters

Dastyari

Ludlam

Polley

Whish-Wilson

Di Natale

Ludwig

Rhiannon

Wong

Gallacher

McAllister

Rice

 

 

 

Question negatived.